Whether you were injured while pitching the perfect game or moving boxes in the garage, hernias are common (and can occur in anyone of any age). Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s Hernia Center offers experienced surgeons, a wide range of treatment options and personalized care designed to help you get back to your active self as soon as possible.
Our surgeons treat all types of hernias utilizing different techniques, from single-site laparoscopic and robotics to separation components for large abdominal wall reconstruction. Depending on the procedure and treatment plan determined by you and your surgeon, you could be back to work within one to two weeks.
Preparing for Surgery
Just as each person is an individual, so too, is every surgery. To best serve you, our process is customized to meet your individual needs and the needs of your surgeon.
You are encouraged to be an active participant in your healthcare and to ask questions. The staff at Chesapeake Regional is committed to providing you with the best care and information available. Please review the Patients & Visitors section of the website for more information.
What About Anesthesia?
Anesthesia is a vital part of the surgical process. Your anesthesiologist needs to know about all your medical and surgical history, especially any problems or conditions with your heart or lungs. Anesthesiologists are medical doctors educated in administering anesthesia and managing your care before, during and after surgery.
Please bring all paperwork with you to Pre-Surgery Admission Testing
- Complete medical and surgical history
- Complete list of all medications including dosage Pre-Surgery Testing
- Previous lab work
- Previous electrocardiogram (EKG's)
- Physician orders
- Clearance papers
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment, contact Mindy Petit, R.N., C.G.R.N., Digestive Health Program Coordinator at 757-312-3120 or email questions to DigestiveHealth@ChesapeakeRegional.com